ANTH7013 - Anthropology of the Built Environment

Term 2


Buildings are good to think'. This course will explore anthropological approaches to the study of architectural forms.  It will focus primarily on the significance of domestic space and public private boundaries, gender and body, the materiality of architectural form and materials and the study of architectural representations.  The course will be structured chronologically beginning with early anthropological encounters with built forms and the philosophical, historical and social context of these approaches up to the present day within anthropology.


Taught by: Dr Victor Buchli
Assessment: 2 x 2500 words essays(50% each)
Student Contact Hours:
2 hour lecture and 1 hour tutorial per week
Prerequisites: At least ANTH1001A: Introduction to Material and Visual Culture I, ANTH1001B: Introduction to Material and Visual Culture II or ANTH2006: Theoretical Perspectives in Social Anthropology and Material Culture.
Option Type:
Material Culture

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